Erika Slezak

Actor
The jewel in the crown among ABC's powerhouse daytime actresses, Erika Slezak has played the role of the patrician, but approachable Victoria "Viki" Lord on "One Life to Live" (1968-present) since 1971. Whether it's ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1946 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Erika Slezak 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Guiding Light: The Primetime Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The 14th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

The jewel in the crown among ABC's powerhouse daytime actresses, Erika Slezak has played the role of the patrician, but approachable Victoria "Viki" Lord on "One Life to Live" (1968-present) since 1971. Whether it's portraying a split personality, love interest, fierce rival or devoted mother, Slezak's passionate performances have led to her being recognized as soaps' most honored actress.

Relationships

Johanna Elizabeth Slezak

Mother

Brian Davies Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 4, 1978

Amanda Davies

Daughter
born on October 29, 1981 father Brian Davies

Michael Davies

Son
born on January 23, 1980 father Brian Davies

Walter Slezak

Father
born in 1902 committed suicide in 1983

Leo Slezak

Brother
born on July 31, 1948

Ingrid Slezak

Sister
born on January 13, 1945

Leo Slezak

Grandfather
born in 1873 died in 1946

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England
accepted at age 17

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Greenwich, Connecticut

Milestones

2006

Featured on the SOAPnet series "Soapography"

2002

Profiled on Lifetime's Intimate Portrait series

2000

Inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Silver Circle in recognition for her 25 years of achievements in television

1996

Cast in the NBC TV-movie "Danielle Steele's 'Full Circle'"

1974

Made NYC stage debut in off-Broadway production of "The Circle"

1970

Cast as Victoria Lord on the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"

1966

Stage debut in the title role of "Electra", Milwaukee (WI) Repertory Theatre

1966

Acted with Milwuakee Repertory Theatre for three seasons and appeared in "Hedda Gabler", "Othello" and "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Spent one season with the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas

Bonus Trivia

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Was raised to speak German; did not learn English until she was five years old

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